Trainer versions must match the game version. This means not exceed it either. Future trainer versions are not a cover-all for previous versions of the game.
It is likely you also have a region specific version that is different from the US (which may require a No-CD fix).
[Edited by moderator Neo7, 2/3/2012 6:04:39 AM]
i just downloaded the trainer for rage from the site and tested it with current steam install.
it works 100% here
Trainer work for me but game crashes time after time in load screen.
If you looked at the post above yours. You would have seen Jav already answered your question.
firewall and other security software.
on trainer and game.
version and distribution.